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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am PST
accident cleared. >>> 5:01. developing news from japan a powerful 7.3 quake hit overnight followed by powerful aftershocks. there are injuries. cornell bernard is live in the newsroom with the latest. cornell this had to be deja vu for many folks. >> reporter: scary reminder no tsunami warnings for us here on the west coast most of japan's north eastern coast has been hit and on high alert rather for a tsunami since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. s
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
phone, smartphone. >>> developing news from japan this morning. tsunami warnings lifted now for the country after magnitude 7.3 quake hit overnight the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan near the miyagi prefecture. shaking could be felt across most of the country. video of the shaking in tokyo as it happened this is the news agency where lights swayed in the office building, terrified workers held on to desks. in japan they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get marri
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
morning, everyone. we do begin with breaking news out of japan right now. a strong earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country this morning. and it has triggered a tsunami warning. >> the quake measured a 7.3. it was centered in the pacific ocean. it was strong enough to cause buildings to sway in tokyo for several minutes. abc's akiko fujita is in tokyo with the very latest by phone. high, akiko. >> reporter: you're right. this quake hit about 5:18 p.m. local time. this is the largest quake we have felt in tokyo this year. to give you an idea of the intensity, in japan, they have a one to seven scale. this was about a five. it's a very strong quake, felt all the way out here. the big concern right now is the possibility of a tsunami along the northeast coast of japan. that is the same area that was devastated last year during 2011. right now, we have not seen any reports of tsunami waves just yet. the meteorological agency here has forecast waves about three feet high to hit the miyagi prefecture. we've not gotten any reports of a tsunami. but all of those cities along th
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
their if you hero. they hope that's what their short stop becomes. he has arrived from japan and the a's fill a void at short stop. they get a new deal and he is an eight-time allstar in japan. career 3 hoses -- 300 hitter there. he spent all night working on his english. >> i also want to do funny dance. >> first and foremost i think his bat is what he is known for in japan, and he has won some awards with his glove as well. the more we got into this yondz the scouting reports the more we felt like this was a great fit for us. >> he wants to do the bernie dance. abc sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> he can play and he has great personality. >> he says call me hero. >> i say that too, but nobody does. >> he is trying. thank you, larry. >>> well, when we come back, we will have an update on [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868. classes will resume at san jose city college after police lock down the campus for about
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Dec 18, 2012 12:00am PST
. >> jimmy: where did you shoot that? >> we shot it in sydney but the whole thing takes place in japan. it's a japan saga from the comic books. and we shot most of in the sydney and it's weird. there are only 100 japanese people who live in the country of australia and they play 15 roles each. if you watch carefully they are all rotating. but we did shoot in japan. >> jimmy: part of it? >> a month we shot in japan. that is an experience i will never forget. we had about two days off. i climbed mount fuji with my son, oscar. he is only 12 and it's a serious climb with oxygen tanks. i didn't know that until we got up this. they were selling them up there for $3,000. >> jimmy: did he mknow? how long does it take? >> ten days. each station is a couple hours climb and we stayed on the eighth station. that's close. we had been going six hours. and you then sleep until 1:30 in the morning and climb the rest. in japan they give you a meal and you go to sleep in these shelves. there are shelves laid out and they all just pile in like sardines and all the japanese people like this is normal and it's
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
or no major damage reported in japan following a quake there at rush hour. >> this is centered off the northeastern coast of japan, the same region devastated by a quake ask tsunami in march, 2011. japan says it was actually an after shock. early warnings gave coastal higher ground. that quake shook buildings in tokyo, 100 miles away. >> a strong earthquake rattled new zealand. the quake struck the country's north island about 10:20 our k 130 miles away. no major damage has been reported a tsunami alert was not issued. >> a fan attending a raiders game remains in serious condition. we've got some video there. that is not the story. let me tell you what happened. witnesses say he jumped from the upper deck. officials say it happened on the west side during first quarter of the raiders game with the broncos. >> the man landed on the upper concourse. he was conscious when he left so far no word on why this man may have jumped. >> a man refusing to climb off a scaffold along the embarcadero. he's been up there two and a half hours, police say he's the suspect in a battery case. a victi
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Dec 19, 2012 1:05am PST
stop becomes. he has arrived from japan and the a's fill a void at short stop. they get a new deal and he is an eight-time allstar in japan. career 3 hoses -- 300 hitter there. he spent all night working on his english. >> i also want to do funny dance. >> first and foremost i think his bat is what he is known for in japan, and he has won some awards with his glove as well. the more we got into this yondz the scouting reports the more we felt like this was a great fit for us. >> he wants to do the bernie dance. abc sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> he can play and he has great personality. >> he says call me hero. >> i say that too, but nobody does. >> he is trying. thank you, larry. >>> well, when we come back, we will have an update on >>> all right, an update now. classes will resume at san jose city college after police lock down the campus for about three hours tonight searching for a reported gunman. no one was found. >> and an update on the breaking news. a section of i-5 is still closed right now. 60 vehicles crashed earlier tonight because of black ice. seven
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 9:00am PST
two schools in the south bay. more on that later. but coming up next, the change of the guard in japan. the nation celebrating new leadership after today's parlimentary elections. and a top republican offers to raise taxes on the wealthy, the very wealthy. we'll tell you what h >>> new this morning japan's liberal democratic party has won the election and a former prial minister -- and a former prime minister. he resigned for health reasons in 2007 after only one year in office. now a second chance to lead japan out of the economic slump. egypt's islamists are claiming a majority vote on that country's proposed charter. they have a narrow majority in the first round of a referendum on the constitution. this morning the brotherhood's own count shows 57% of the initial 26 million voters approved the charter. more voting for the country's remaining 25 million voters. they hailed from the muslim brotherhood which has accurately predicted past election results. >>> as u.s. lawmakers and president obama grapple with ways to avoid the impending fiscal cliff, a top republican will raise income
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 3:40am PST
earthquake hits japan. >> a tsunami warning issued. severe shaking in the same area that was devastated by that tsunami back in 2011. we are live in tokyo with the very latest. >>> we get a critical snapshot of the economy this morning. when we'll learn if hurricane sandy also devastated the nation's job market. >>> incredible
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >>> another disaster overseas? japan where outside tokyo, cars were passing through a three-mile-long tunnel when the ceiling began to cave in, trapping drivers inside. tonight, they are searching through the tunnel. >> reporter: grainy surveillance video inside the tunnel show the frantic efforts to save those trapped. japanese police say these large concrete ceiling panels, as many as 150, came crashing down sparking a fire on this major highway connecting tokyo to central japan. witnesses describe a scene of chaos as people ran to safety. flames and smoke billowing through the three mile long tunnel. one truck driver, trapped under the rubble, called for help, but there was so much smoke, firefighters had to halt rescue efforts, fearing another collapse. late sunday, rescue crews pulled the charred remains of several bodies, including the truck driver. investigators are looking into what caused the panels to collapse, but say the tunnel had just passed a routine inspection in september. atika fujita, abc news, tokyo. >> thank you. >>> now to afghanistan tonight where taliban suicide bombe
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> and a developing story overnight from japan. investigators say a rusted bolt may have led to a deadly tunnel collapse. nine people died when concrete panels on the ceiling of the tunnel came crashing down. the missing bolt had held those panels in place. now, there's an emergency inspection of dozens of similar tunnels all across japan. >>> and back here in the u.s., a town in northwestern louisiana is evacuated this morning while a massive amount of improperly stored explosive powder is removed from a munitions facility. the 800 residents of doyline, louisiana, are out of their homes. they have no idea when they will be allowed back. police say 6 million pounds of powder needs to be removed. >>> and dozens of people from southern new jersey are likely out of their homes for the rest of this week after a hazardous chemical spilled from a derailed train. vinyl chloride released into the air and into a nearby creek. local nearby schools are open today but local courts are not. inspectors were studying the problem the day before the crash. >>> a suspected serial killer has committed suicide in
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
there about 1020 our time. no major decisions reported. about 6,000 miles north a 7.3 quake hit japan today. one measured 6.2 this, video taken after 5:00 p.m. in japan, tall buildings in tokyo swayed for several minutes but there was little damage. a warning was issued, cancelled a short time later. >> a tragic ending to what started out as a joke by two australian radio djs. a nurse trick bid djs into sharing information about the duchess of cambridge's pregnancy has dies. the hospital says the 46-year-old was the victim of a prank phone call.xw1 saladan transferred djs to kate's nurse. this morning her body was found near the hospital. it's believed to be a suicide. >> jacinta worked at the hospital for more than four years. she was an excellent nurse. and well respected and popular with all of the her colleagues. >> the prank call took place early tuesday morning and the radio personalities apologized for impersonating queen elizabeth and prince charles. now, their employee says they've been pulled off the air. >> coming up next, a little ship that could. >> a tug boat being taken out
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> absolutely. >>> let's get right to the breaking news out of japan overnight. the powerful earthquake, shaking up the country. sam has been tracking it all. and joins us now with the very latest. sam? >> just imagine how frightening that night and morning was. we're talking about friday by the time we get to japan. a 7.3 earthquake kicks off the northern east coast of japan. if this coastline looks very familiar to you, it's because just last year there was a 9.0 quake there. that's the one that triggered not only the earthquake -- but the tsunami and then the nuclear disaster in fukushima. to compare the two, this one is much, much weaker. this sent a wall of water towards the coastline. but this one did trigger a tsunami warning. at points, there was a six-foot tsunami expected. actually, a three-foot wave, wall of water did work along the coastline. the tsunami warnings are canceled right now. let me show you all of the video coming out. this is from sendai. you realize, you see the buildings shaking, this is more than 200 miles away from the center of this quake. as frightening as that mus
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
the crash. >>> investigators in japan think they may have found the cause of a deadly tunnel collapse. they say a bolt that was holding concrete panels to the tunnel ceiling may have rusted through. at least nine people died. five of the victims were found in their crushed van. now there's an emergency inspection of dozens of other similar tunnels all across japan. here's abc's akiko fujita. >> reporter: grainy surveillance video inside the tunnel showed the frantic efforts to save those trapped. japanese police say these large concrete ceiling panels as many as 150 came crashing down, sparking a fire on this major highway connecting tokyo to central japan. witnesses describe a scene of chaos as people ran to safety. flames and smoke billowing through the 3-mile-long tunnel. one truck driver trapped under the rubble called for help. but there was so much smoke, fire fighters had to halt rescue efforts fearing another collapse. late sunday, rescue crews pulled the charred remains of several bodies, including the truck driver. investigators say the tunnel had just passed a routine inspe
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 4:30am PST
coned off. >>> just about 4:49. authorities in japan are suspending rescue and recovery work while the roof of a collapsed highway tunnel is reinforced, at least nine people died as concrete slabs fell on to vehicles yesterday. the collapse happened halfway into the three mile tunnel west of tokyo. teams are holding out hope of finding survivors. the roof was inspected in september that. inspection found nothing wrong. >>> search continues for an 11-year-old cancer patient. police say the girl known as emily was taken from a phoenix hospital, by her mother, the day before she was scheduled to be discharged. hospital surveillance video captured emily, a young boy and her mother walking out of the hospital 10:30 p.m. wednesday. >> this case, we have an 11-year-old girl who can't decide for herself, her parents are removing her from the hospital and putting her in danger. highly likely she could obtain infection and die within a couple of dies. -- a couple of days. >>> emily and her family were seen driving away in a black minivan. coming up at 7:00, why police feel emily's family may
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
of auckland. tsunami alert has not been issued >>> residents of northern japan still feeling aftershocks following a 7.3 quake that hit overnight struck the north eastern japanese coast near the miyagi preeffect ter not far from the fukushima region where a devastating quake and tsunami hit last year. -- cameras were rolling when the quake hit tsunami warning called off, a number of aftershocks have been aorded -- have been recorded. no reports of serious injuries or deaths. >>> a viewer from pleasanton took in, this morning captured shaking inside a building east of tokyo. you can send your video and photos of breaking news worldwide and here in the bay area to ureport. >>> the san mateo county sheriff's department is asking for help in finding an elderly woman who wandered away this morning from her san carlos home. the 76-year-old has and is sometimes frightened by people, 5 a 6, weighs 130 -- 5'6, weighs 130. >>> this morning a raiders' tan still in serious condition after falling from the third deck of the coliseum at last night's game. you can see in the video how long a fall that
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
devastated by the off shore tsunami. japan says it shook buildings and no major damage there. the march, 2011 quake was a six. early warnings gave him thyme to head for higher ground. >> police say they arrested a teenager on!n%z >> california economy may not be growing as well as has been reported. the state took in revenues last month that were 11% below projections. taxes were really down 213%. a portion due to corporate tax refunds going out last month. sales taxes areo;m(u better than expected. controller warned california must be disciplined. >> the government's monthly jobs report better than expected last month, showing the economy added 146,000 new jobs in november. bringing unemployment rate to 7.7 prgs, that is lowest in four years. california farmers want to hire more, but can't knlt. a report shows 61% reported having a shortage of workers on the farm. waits worse for farmer growsing labor intensive crops like vegetables and crop crops -- grapes. 71% said they're short on employees. the pew report says the number of unauthorized immigrants commonly known to worng farms remained c
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Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
encountered as they ran into the street to answer a cry for help. >>> japan mobilizes missile defense systems after defiant move by north korea. >>> tracking storms across the bay area. meteorologist lisa are before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish. visit us on facebook. . >>> good morning. 4:45 on the abc7 morning news. live look outside right now. >> walnut creek where mike is. >> beautiful tree , also cool temperatures and rain -- meteorologist lisa argen will tell us more. >>> berkeley man recovering after being viciously attacked when he caught burglars in his home. alan wang has the story. >> reporter: shortly after 3:00, several berkeley hills residents ran out to family their neighbor steve hi
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
not purchase weapons himself. >> eight u.s. sailors serving on a humanitarian missionu4p japan are suing the company claiming the utility lied about level of radiation in atmosphere following the tsunami. damage that nuclear reactor in march, 2011. the sailors served on san diego based carrier uss ronald reagan allege they were exposed to radiation that could result in cancer and shorter life span. the lawsuit filed against tokyo electric company owned by japanese government. >> union members will be allowed to demonstrate right outside stores in california. however, nonlabor democrat straightors will not be allowed to do so. california supreme court made that ruling on thursday. it stems from a battle over constitutional rights between ravels grocery stores and yun yinz. the supreme court said the picketors have right to use private land for labor-related speech, however, stores will be allowed to limit space they can use. >> and an increasing number of san francisco murals turning into targets for vandal as courting to street artists saying their paintings@/dcn beig tagged with graffit
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Dec 2, 2012 6:00am PST
search for survivors of a deadly highway tunnel collapse in japan. the horrible discovery rescue teams have made this morning. and we are tracking the storm on live doppler 7hd. here is what it is showing us right now. the yellow showing you the heaviest rain. that's novato, fairfield, santa rosa and heelsburg. our meteorologist, lisa argen, be back with the up to the minute forecast in your area. @vqñese$@ñ >> welcome back, everyone. it is 6:40 on this sunday morning, december 2nd. this is a live look in san jose at highway 280. very few cars out and about this morning. that is a good thing because it is wet, it's windy, and there have been accidents around the bay. please be careful out there this morning. >>> today's game between the kansas city chiefs and the carolina panthers will go on as scheduled as the chiefs come to grips with yesterday's murder-suicide involving linebacker javon belcher and his girlfriend. police say he shot his girlfriend to death and then drove to a team facility at arrowwood stadium where we went past a security checkpoint. his bosses were called to the
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Dec 2, 2012 9:00am PST
of a deadly highway tunnel collapse in japan. the horrible discovery rescue teams have made this morning. and we are tracking the storm on live doppler 7hd. here is what it is showing. lisa has been talking about it all morning. in the thick of it there, fairfield, concord, san francisco and you can see wherever it is green, there is a little bit of rain. meteorologist lisa argen will be back with the up to the minute forecast comin ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. it is 9:43 on this wet and wild sunday morning, december 2nd. thank you for joining us. this is is a live look in san jose. highway 237, you can see the rain drops there clouding our lens. people with the wipers going, and you know it is the law. you have to have your lights on if the wipers are going. we haven't seen anyone who seems to be driving without that
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
earthquake off the coast of japan today, a 7.3 magnitude. in tokyo, the city shook for several minutes, and in the north, you can see offices rattled, right there. thanks to an early warning system, though, residents had six minutes to take cover, even huddling in the subway at rush hour. it's been a year and a half since a 9.0 quake and the devastating tsunami. this time, the water rose only three feet. >>> and tonight, we have a winner coming out of the shadows. the second person holding the winning ticket to the $587 million powerball, about to step forward to claim his fortune in arizona. abc's ron claiborne has the clues to his identity. >> over half a billion dollar jackpot. >> reporter: mystery solved. well, kind of. >> the winner has asked to remain anonymous. >> reporter: but lottery officials did release a few tantalizing details. >> he is in his 30s. he is married. and he lives in fountain hills. >> reporter: he will share half of the $587 million top prize and has opted for the lump sum payment of $192 million. that's after paying upwards of $100 million in taxes. but much
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 140 character tweets. he says movements on twitter come in all sizes. >> some grow very, very large and global, and some stay small. >> reporter: but this is not a small one? >> this is not a small one. >> reporter: and he's in
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Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
school. >>> a possible power shift in japan on abc 7 news this morning. >> also in the effort to avoid the fiscal cliff the >> a cyclone that raked sim mow yaw is baring down on fiji. thousandss are left homeless by sigh co cyclone evan. people who survived a deadly 2009 tsunami say this storm is an even worse disaster. tourists are back lacklogged at airports in new zoe land. >> -- new zealand. >> we may get people in the front but they are prit tooefr booked. >>> they are among the tourists who have been evacuatedd from fiji and are camped out trying to find a way home. >>> islamists are claim ago majority vote on the country's proposed charter. the muslim brotherhood says it has a narrow majority in the first round on the proposed islamist backed constitution. the brotherhood's own count says 50 percent of the 26 million voters approve the disputed charter. more voting set to take place for the country's remaining 25 million voters. egyptian president mohammed morsi hails from the group that accurately predicted past election results. japanese voters are voting in a general election
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Dec 16, 2012 6:00am PST
. the very wealthy. fine out what house speaker john boehner has in mind. >>> a power shift today in japan rpep >> he is recovering this morning after a car went down a ravine in the county. it is a half mile west of panoramic highway. the car was 150 feeted across the road the driver was able to hoist him to safety. he went to the general hospital suffering hypothermia. the highway was closed between fort ross north of jenner. a series of storms hit the area. engineers have determined the work is going to take longer than expected. experts and political leaders from connecticut to try to answer the questions. can any measures be taken to prevent mass shootings in the future. it is a special edition of this week this morning at 8 right here on nbc 7. >>> egypt's islamists are claiming a majority vote on the country's proposed charter. it has a narrow majority in the first round on a referendum backed constitution. the brotherhood's account shows nearly 57 percent 26 million voters moir voting is set to take place in the country's remaining 25 million voters. the egyptian president hails from
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
. in 39 games had five homers and drove in 16. signing of a new short stop from japan. so we'll sfee that is coming up tomorrow, this sports report brought to you by mercedes-benz. >> fun game. >> yes. he was. >> what a game. >> possible. >> they beat see. no word yet on9w justin smith who injured his elbow"u;ñ. >> cable channel 13, coming up, engineers take technology back to the basics. the tool helping millions of people feel their future. >> then at 11:00 why renewed calls for stricter gun control following connecticut school shooting could explain a surge in gun sales here in the bay area. it's coming up at 9:00 and 11:00 on abc 7 news. >> what is this edition of abc 7 news here at 6:00. >> from the entire abc 7 news team, thanks for joining us. >> we appreciate your time. hope to see you at 9:00 and 11:00. blp this is "jeopa please welcome today's contestants -- a clothing sales associate from valrico, florida... ...an operations coordinator from bristol, pennsylvania... ...and our returning champion -- a computer-chip designer from berlin, massachusetts... and now here is the
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Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
, the world, pouring in to show support. >> people from japan, cairo, egypt, france, poland. but everybody, even all over the united states here. >> reporter: from portland, oregon, 26 wreaths for each innocent life lost. and from sanford, north carolina, 26 christmas trees >> through this tragedy, i wanted them to feel love from all over. >> reporter: firefighter anthony carpenter helped line the trees along the entrance to sandy hook elementary. >> i would say within an hour, they were all decorated. >> reporter: from long island, new york, 26 ornaments. >> they are not alone. >> yeah. >> yeah, not alone. >> reporter: children from ft. stuart, georgia, sending toys to children in newtown in time for christmas. from all over the world, nearly 2 million people signing this card online, offing their condolences and love. free hot coffee for the whole town from los angeles. >> their lives will never be the same. i figure a cup of coffee goes a long way. >> reporter: maxiline ramos manages newtown general store and says coffee was just the beginning. how many people have called in and made do
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Dec 21, 2012 1:05am PST
, australia, japan and even guam. everybody loves it. >> i love this time of year. you know, in our family we make sort of like a tamale, just a little different. but it's a process, days and days. >> here's my question, are you going to bring in for your co-anchor? for the crew here on the overnight. >> of course. >> really? don't stand me up. i know you can cook, that's why i'm begging. and that drink you make, too. that's some good, strong enough. i remember that from last year. i'm still hung over from the last time you brought it in. >>> coming up, our favorite doomsday movie and a special mayan calendar edition insomniac. >>> and my day on the job as one of santa's elves in a big department store right here in new york city. ho, ho, ho. you're watching "world news now." look at that.
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> new morning, authorities in japan suspending rescue and recovery work while the roof of a collapsed highway tunnel is reenforced. at least nine people died as concrete slabs fell on to vehicles yesterday, the collapse happened halfway into the three mile long tunnel west of tokyo search teams are holding out hope of finding survivors investigators state tunnel's roof was just inspected in september and that inspection found nothing wrong. >>> the port of oakland continues to get extra business this morning as a result of the continuing port strike in los angeles and long beach. clerical workers began their strike last tuesday in a contract battle, dock workers are honoring their lines and managed to shutdown most terminals at two southern california ports, latest numbers just in, this strike is creating losses estimated at one billion dollars a day. >>> the white house is waiting for the next move from congressional republicans on a solution to averting the so-called fiscal live. overnight the president released this new video calling for tax relief for
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
. it sells a salty watermelon flavor in;q japan. >> no go. but i'm not going there. >> it's an acquired taste, i believe. >> putting tests to the test. >> open book, closed book? cheat sheet? one university study makes a surprising finding about the most effective way to learn. also ahead... all they want for christmas is a lot of cash. why this school district hopes that the mayor will agree. live in city hall, the story is ahead. >> i'm dan ashley. coming up at 5:00, kicking for a cause, bay area karate instructor who grew up in newtown, connecticut. he's finding a unique way to give back to family who's suffered such a great loss. and a simple way you can help a local school help find a campus garden. >> now, here is a lack at what is ahead on world news at 5:30. >> tonight on world news, there is a big backlash underway tonight against people profiting from selling assault weapons and chris kuomo brings us this story. including california teachers that want to pull investment funds out of investments like this. storms north of you. everyone trying to plot travel. we'll tell people h
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
to buy us food. shipping to japan, korea, taiwan. we have to increase the made in usa symbol. >> so with the world a with sweet tooth. here's the saving grace. too good gourmet, a little sugar, spice, a little flour, and a boss that works the way some of us eat cookies, she never stops. >> all right. you can't help yourself, can you? >> i can't, no. >> and the cookies keep coming. in san lorenzo, abc7 news. >> well, here we go again. we continue to feel this rain. >> yes. this is a pretty strong system. you will see it localize. heavy rain causing flooding this morning as the wind and rain increases. a look at the south bay. 52 degrees in san jose. we are looking at wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. so we will talk about how long parts of the south bay will see the rain. it will end last in your neighborhood and the rest of the bay we've got moderate rain in the north bay. the full forecast next. >> also ahead, the little glow fish that ucf researchers say could hold the key to [ female announcer ] style is long lasting when hair is nourished that's why new dove style + care frizz f
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00am PST
. shipping to japan, korea, taiwan. we have to increase the made in usa symbol. >> so with the world a with sweet tooth. here's the saving grace. too good gourmet, a little sugar, spice, a little flour, and a boss that works the way some of us eat cookies, she never stops. >> all right. you can't help yourself, can you? >> i can't, no. >> and the cookies keep coming. in san lorenzo, abc7 news. >> another day, another storm. >> yes, deja vu, right? well, you were here yesterday. we are looking at some pretty heavy rain south of san francisco and north of san francisco. wind advisories throughout the bay area. heavy rain pushing into the peninsula and also in the north bay. we will track it for you and tell you how long it's going to keep a soggy mess coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead the little glow fish from the researchers say could hold the key to discovering life-saving drug >> meteorologist lisa argen is here now. >> we are looking south of san francisco on the peninsula getting pretty good rain right now. we want to start in the sierra nevada where a winter storm warning
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Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
. >> the world wants to buy u.s. food. shipping to japan, korea. taiwan. we have to increase the made in usa symbols. >> for a world with a sweet tooth, too good gourmet. a little sugar. spice. flour. and a boss who works the way some of us eat cookies, she never stops. >> you can't help yourself, are can you? >> i can't, to. >> and the cookies keep coming. wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >>> well, it it is more than soggy out there and our meteorologist lisa has been over at the weather center trying to make sure you got all of the last minute details. >> that's right. a flood watch up in sonoma and a flash flood warning through 12:45 also up in sonoma county around petaluma, sonoma valley and creek looking at some of the streams. flooding right now. a look at mount tamed cam with wind gusts of 50 miles an hour at the coast. another couple of hours of heavy rain. andntial flooding tapped thunderstorms this afternoon. your forecast coming up. >>> the little glow fish that could hold the key to discovering life s >> lisa just cited a litany of weather woes from wind advisories to flooding. what e
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Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> a frightening screen this morning on a highway in japan where at least three people were killed when part of a tunnel collapsed outside of tokekytoky. ceiling plates made of concrete fell on cars. the tunnel is 35 years old but was just inspected a month ago. >>> police in san diego are searching for two men caught on tape, caught allegedly stealing, hundreds of pairs of underwear from a victoria's secret. one of the suspects is holding a shopping bag. underwear estimated 4,000 bucks. >>> finally, last week we show you that house right in the middle of a new highway in china, it seems like the owner had a change of heart. he's now agreed to accept compensation to move out and his former home as you see there, torn down. >> pretty definite. all right, ron. >> thank you, ron. >>> we'll turn now to if fiscal cliff, 30 days from an economy-crippling deadline. yet talks seem to be going nowhere. treasury secretary timothy geithner will be the guest on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. >> last weekend, you sat right here and you said you were reasonably optimistic that a deal could be afo
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Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> a frightening scene this morning on a highway in japan where at least three people were killed when part of a tunnel collapsed outside of tokyo. the company that operates that highway, ceiling plates made of concrete fell on cars. the smoke from a fire initially made it impossible for rescue workers to get inside the tunnel. the tunnel is 35 years old but was just inspected a month ago. >>> police in san diego are searching for two men caught on tape, caught allegedly stealing, hundreds of pairs of underwear from a victoria's secret. you can see one of the suspects is holding a shopping bag. the other dropping in handfuls of underwear. underwear estimated 4,000 bucks. >>> finally, last week we showed you that house right in the middle of a new highway in china, it seems like the owner had a change of heart. he's now agreed to accept compensation to move out and his home, now former home, as you see there, torn down. >> pretty defiant. all right, ron. he's out. >> thank you, ron. we appreciate it. >> you got it. >>> we'll turn now to the fiscal cliff, 30 days from an economy-crippling dea
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Dec 20, 2012 12:00am PST
't like, a company in japan is producing an iphone case you can eat. this is not the joke. i think. unless it's a joke on us. the case is made of baked brown rice. looks very durable. this is the top of the phone. they left a hole so you can push the lock button or maybe someone at the factory got hungry and took a bite. nice thing to give homeless people instead of turkeys for thanksgiving. the case costs $48. seems like a lot for something that would last i'm guessing a minute, maybe. this is a real ad. this is on the edible iphone case website. i'm not sure what the words say except for iphone 5. but the model, i guess, appears to be using the iphone case. and then now here she is eating the iphone case and really eating the iphone case. and there she is eating it under her desk with some kind of party hat on. it's a great idea. but you have to admit it's refreshing to hear about a strange japanese product that has nothing do with a weird sexual fetish, isn't it? one more thing, back on the topic of national unfriend day we got a lot of videos and tweets, people tweeted all weekend to l
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
with the video games but other western industrialized countries have those problems and have video culture. japan is at the cutting edge and don't allow access to military assault-style -- this is not about freedom but tyranny and destruction. >> this is what frustrates -- [ all talking at one ] >> the mental illness argument has been used to evade action. more guns and bullets, more dead children. we must, must regulate guns and i do think it's a tipping point moment. not just "the daily news" and "the new york post" but you're seeing pro-nra senators like senator manchin, senator warner, governor hickenlooper in colorado, others saying we must move, speed is of the essence. >> senator manchin said we have to consider everything. let me give grover a chance to respond to some of this now. >> look, the national rifle association represents a great number of americans and 20% will tell you in polls that they belong to the nra, and so one is a very important issue, one, we should support the first amendment, as well as the second amendment. i'm not sure -- some people's suggestions of censorship wo
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Dec 1, 2012 12:00am PST
swimming like a diver can't let go i got fans in okinawa ♪ ♪ my heart to japan quake losers and survivors norway no you didn't get my flowers ♪ ♪ no way to sound better but the killer was a coward face just showers the minute in a hour ♪ ♪ heard about the news all day went sour lil mama got me feeling like a limit here ♪ ♪ put you in the box just the presidents cigarettes give em my regards or regardless i get arrested ♪ ♪ ain't worried about the killers just the young and restless ♪ ♪ get mad 'cause the quarter million on my necklace dui never said i was driving reckless ♪ ♪ you and i or jealously was not oppressive oh no i can't stop i was destined ♪ ♪ i know caught up in the middle i cry, just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ oh no gave up on the riddle i cry, just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ i know caught up in the middle i cry, just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ oh no gave up on the riddle i cry, just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ champagne buckets still got two tears in it and i put that on my tattoo
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> the other developing story right now from that highway disaster in japan. you see the latest video here from inside that tunnel that collapsed, sending concrete panels crashing down on cars, killing nine people. investigators now believe a single bolt that was supposed to hold those panels in place may have rusted and become loose. crews are now inspecting tunnels across the country, looking for any more faulty bolts. >>> meanwhile, here at home, the fbi has revealed new information about a suspected cross-country serial killer. 34-year-old israel keyes was being held for the kidnapping and murder of an alaska coffee shop worker. keyes died in jail over the weekend. now, the fbi confirms he's been linked to at least four murders in washington state and one in new york. and, they say, he confessed to killing a vermont couple missing since last year. >>> meanwhile, ford has announced a new recall this morning. thousands of ford escape suvs and ford fusion sedans have been recalled because the engines can overheat and catch fire. only the 2013 model, the 1.6 liter engines are affected. >>> and
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Dec 27, 2012 1:40am PST
ho"? japan, india, vietnam, china. >> i believe this refers to ho chi minh, and i believe the answer would be c--vietnam. meredith: final? >> yeah. final answer. meredith: yeah, you're sticking around-- [cheers and applause] how much money is behind this question? $500. >> all right. it's all good. meredith: $47,700. we're gonna be back with more "millionaire" ri[ man ] when you want to give your immune system some support try new airborne hot soothing mix! with zinc, echinacea and vitamin c. airborne. real immune support. meredith: here's the "millionaire" question of the day. what game's name is aptly derived from a swahili word meaning "to build"? scrabble, jenga, boggle, dominoes. stay tuned for the answer when we come back. meredith: welcome back. the answer to the "millionaire" question of the day is jenga. we are back with john kuczaj. bad news, john, here is that you've used up all your lifelines, but the good news is you have $47,700, only 3 away from round 2, at which point you get to keep all the money in the bank. are you ready to keep playing? >> i am ready. meredith: th
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